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Simone Schmidt

Faced with paltry royalties and environmental concerns, musicians are speaking up against big streaming – a few even pulling their music from the services Read more

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Cliff Cardinal

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From a Dora Award-winning director and a kick-ass dancer to a singer/songwriter adapting her acclaimed album, here, in alphabetical order, are some folks heating up the 11-day Queen West performance fest Read more

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Danielle Baskerville in Janus Is A God

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From al fresco dance performances and an innovative arts festival to a production of a play that's intentionally offensive, here are the shows in and around the city that are generating lots of heat Read more

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Over 160 musicians, journalists and record labels have signed the statement in support of the Unist'ot'en camp opposing a pipeline project in northern B.C. Read more

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There's suddenly a lot of attention on U.S. Girls. Toronto’s Meg Remy is ­untangling ­America’s misogynist mess with lush disco grooves. The time is right for her subversive brand of political pop. Read our cover story interview here. Read more

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The Toronto singer/songwriter on the carceral system, the Appropriation Prize and booze-free shows Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Who doesn’t like the idea of making Toronto a place where musicians and music-related businesses can thrive? But so far, Music City seems more like a nice idea supported by city council than a reality. Read more

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"...their music evokes feelings of nostalgia, capturing a melancholy mood and vibration of timelessness in each bar." Read more

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We waited decades for the offbeat cult folk music hero to come to town, and it was worth it Read more

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"The coolest part about this label is that it doesn't try to be anything other than a way to put out music," says the Highest Order's Simone Schmidt Read more

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